Juliana could not be more excited to start fifth grade tomorrow. She cleaned out her locker in our front hallway without being asked. All of the summer stuff is put away and her backpack and new shoes are ready for tomorrow morning. I don’t know if there are children who love school more than . . . → Read More: Tales of Fourth Grade
All three kids love math. The boys have enjoyed numbers and counting for as long as they could talk. Ruslan used to come home from school counting which he had been doing since he left school. The boys quiz each other on math problems and love math assignments at school – they are fun. . . . → Read More: The Love of Math is Serious
Juliana had a minor virus the third week of third grade and missed two days of school. Open house fell on one of those nights so she wasn’t with us when her teacher told me that Juliana would be missing the introduction to Growing Theater. He said that this program was practically made for . . . → Read More: Growing Theater
The week before parent-teacher conferences we received a paper from school with suggested questions and topics that we might want to cover in our conferences. I have a good relationships with all 3 teachers and if there are any issues I know about them so I don’t have a lot of questions at conference . . . → Read More: We Aren’t Getting Married Until We Are 29
When the boys were tiny newborns, I made a decision to do my best not to compare them to Juliana. She was the baby that beat every milestone by weeks and even months. She slept through the night at 8 weeks old. She was the best baby in almost every way. The boys arrived . . . → Read More: It’s Difficult Not to Compare Them
My babies started Kindergarten this year and it is already 20% over.
The boys are 5-1/2 today.
Juliana is a third grader – real, big kid school.
Juliana turns 9 tomorrow. Time is moving much too quickly right now.
When it was time to get on the bus on the first day of . . . → Read More: They Walked Up the Steps Hand in Hand
Today is the last day that the boys will spend in the childcare program where they have spent the past five years. In August 2009, when the boys were 16 weeks old, the childcare program that Juliana attended started an infant program. That program opened with 3 babies – Ruslan, Wyatt and Finnegan. With the . . . → Read More: I Can Still Hold Them Both in My Arms
When I took the boys to Kindergarten Screening at the beginning of the summer, they took the first time parents on a tour, they handed out new information, and they talked about Kindergarten Camp. I thought that Kindergarten camp must be new, but they told us that they have offered the program for years and . . . → Read More: Kindergarten Camp
Juliana knows that I have a science degree and talks about me being a scientist (I’m not) and asks me where I keep my hidden lab with all of my potions. And for some reason that all adds up to her thinking that I want her to be a scientist. Granted I want her . . . → Read More: Science is Only My Second Favorite Subject
It’s a big week for the boys. The end of preschool, graduation and kindergarten screening. Wyatt was proclaimed the most improved over the year and it sure has been a big year for him. From the parent-teacher conference in the fall where I fought back tears the entire conversation and the weeks that I got a call . . . → Read More: Preschool Comes to a Close and the Next Chapter Begins